NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 27, 2010
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(New Orleans: Thanh Truong) The improvements to New Orleans’ school system 5 years after Hurricane Katrina featured; scenes shown of Andrew H. Wilson Elementary School after Katrina and today; details given about the responsibilities of charter school principals. [5th grader Courtney DARBY- comments.] [Wilson principal Connie YEATON- cites the improvement in test scores.] [Tulane University president Scott COWEN- notes the biggest change was to decentralize.]
(New Orleans: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New Orleans: Nancy Snyderman) The changes to the health care system in New Orleans featured; details given about the rise of neighborhood centers and community outreach; map of primary care clinics shown. [Patient Isaac WALTER- comments on Charity Hospital.] [Tulane School of Medicine Dr. Karen DeSALVO- says 1 in 5 people is using a neighborhood health care site and not an emergency room.] [Interim LSU Public Hospital CEO Dr. Roxane TOWNSEND- comments on the demand for services.] [Dr. Anna POU- denies charges she euthanized patients after the storm.]